| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve on Friday released transcripts of its 2008 meetings when central bank policymakers were grappling with the financial crisis.
The transcripts from official Federal Open Market Committee sessions are made public after...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON — The day after Lehman Bros. filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, Federal Reserve policymakers hadn't yet grasped the scope of the financial storm blowing overhead.
What was clear to them as they gathered for a regularly scheduled...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:22 AM
IBillionaire Inc., a company that models investments of the world's wealthiest people, plans to offer an exchange traded fund this spring that will allow the public to "invest like a billionaire," its top executive said Tuesday.
After receiving about $1...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:44 PM
WASHINGTON — As Ben S. Bernanke walks away from the Federal Reserve's marble headquarters on the Mall after presiding over his last policy meeting Wednesday, he will leave behind a bittersweet legacy.
On one hand, his unprecedented efforts to...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Christine W. "Chris" Hanley, who had worked in sales and marketing, died Friday of ovarian cancer at her New York City apartment. The Towson resident was 59.
The daughter of William B. Wright, an AIG Insurance Co. and later Chubb Insurance Co. executive,...
| Apr 17, 2014
Re "Home prices surge, sales plunge," April 16
The remedy to working people being priced out of the housing market is to reform property taxes to protect residential property and, especially, homes owned by those who actually live in them.
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
NEW YORK — A federal judge will soon decide how much Bank of America should pay for some of Countrywide Financial Corp.'s sins in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
Federal prosecutors want BofA to pay $864 million after the bank's stinging...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets.
But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave.
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Melvin Mar's entrée to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for "Platoon" producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss' lunch of matzo ball soup every day.
Mar calculated to the minute how long it would take to...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Insurance companies large enough that their failure could disrupt the U.S. economy will face a familiar regulator as former Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas R. Sullivan starts a newly created position next week at the U.S. Federal Reserve....
| Jan 31, 2014
The old saying goes that the devil is in the details, and while that's a tired old maxim, it really does apply to the murky world of campaign finance. While Lucifer himself may not show up on anyone's year-end reports,......